Do We All Have a Twin?(amazing photography project)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by JRS, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. JRS

    JRS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 25, 2003
    I ran across this interesting story today:):

    Pretty uncanny photos, IMHO:cool:
    Its incredible how much alike those people look.
  2. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lost in the EU expanse with a nice cup of tea
    Doppelganger theory. What I find really spooky is the number of couples who look alike. Talk about narcissism.
  3. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2010
    A few of the pairs were incredibly alike. But I don't think the others would've looked alike if they hadn't been dressed/styled to match.
  4. Gil T.Azell

    Gil T.Azell Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 11, 2005
    Gil T.Azell
    I hope not, one of me is enough.
  5. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Aug 22, 2002
    Terra Inlandia
    Well, most of those couples look similar enough that it's easy to believe they might be related—some maybe even immediate family—but none look like identical twins. When you start paying attention to eyebrows, noses, eyes, chins, lips, and not so much to cosmetic things like hairstyles, glasses, or the clothing they're wearing, the differences become pretty apparent.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012
  6. doubleohfive

    doubleohfive Fleet Admiral

    Aug 17, 2001
    Hollywood, CA

  7. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 4, 2008
    Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
    I've never met the individual(s) in question, but I do know the first name of my "twin" in my city because of a lady at the deli who has called me this woman's name repeatedly despite my trying to tell her my name. The name is uncommon enough that if I had enough time on my hands, I could probably find a pic or something on the Internet to see if it's actually true.
  8. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    on the couch
    I pity any poor bastard that might be walking around, looking like ME.

    The horror..............
  9. Amaris

    Amaris Communist Synthesizer Premium Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    United States
    Yep. I thought of this as soon as I read the title. :lol:
  10. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 28, 2011
    Reminds me of the old put-down: "You have to be a twin because one person couldn't be that ugly."
  11. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Admiral

    Sep 11, 2005
    hitching a ride to Erebor
    Well I actually do have a twin, so does that mean there are four of me? *shudders*
  12. Grey

    Grey Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 14, 2012
    That's exactly what I was thinking.

    Still, pretty interesting project!
  13. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    I apparently had a local twin when I was living in Cambridge, though I never met him. Several different people mistook me for the same guy, who apparently frequented one of the churches. I joked that I was tempted to call him my evil twin, but since he was a regular churchgoer that probably means I'm the evil one...;)
  14. TorontoTrekker

    TorontoTrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 15, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I've been mistaken for John Hodgman twice - once by a complete stranger on the street, and once by someone I'd known for several years (so in that case, it would probably be more accurate to say that she mistook him for me). Personally, I don't see the resemblance. (Apparently it's more prominent when I'm wearing my glasses, but in the only picture I seem to have in which I'm wearing them, I also have long hair, so posting it to invite opinions would probably not be much use.)

    I've also been told that I resemble John Simm, so a few years ago, during a "Celebrity Doppelganger" week on Facebook, I used a picture of him as my profile picture. An old high school friend messaged me to ask if I'd lost weight. :lol:
  15. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 1, 2011
    milky way, outer spiral arm, Sol 3
    The "twin" ladies in pic #7 are actually either triplets or clones of the current German Chancellor:
  16. Naira

    Naira Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 23, 2002
    Maybe we do. Back in my hometown, I've had many different people tell me that there is a woman around my age that looks a lot like myself. People actually go and say "hi" to her thinking it is me! I've never seen her though...

    Last time I heard about her, they told me she has a baby (I don't) so she confused the hell out of my acquaintance... :p
  17. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Admiral Premium Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    It's weird - every so once in a while, I have someone come up to me and call me by someone else's name, or ask me if I'm such-and-so's brother or husband. There was a stretch there back in he previous decade where that happened quite a bit. There must be several people out there that I have at least a passing resemblance to, so I would think it's probably a lot more common than most people think.
  18. 47

    47 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 23, 2001
    Bumpy's Former Lair
    I hope not. Poor guy...
  19. Lumi

    Lumi Captain Captain

    Jan 13, 2012
    Some of those pics are amazing. Craziness.

    Also, I most definitely have a twin. :P
  20. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Punk Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    On the bus
    My cousin and I look a lot alike. His mother once mistook me for him.

    As for non-relatives, probably. I'm a pretty common type.